Photos of the Day: Ted Williams and Fly Fishing

Since the Red Sox achieved a historic World Series victory at Fenway Park last night, I figured it was a good time to post some images of perhaps the greatest player ever to don the uniform in Boston, Ted Williams. The Splendid Splinter was quite the outdoorsman, and he had a particular love of. . .

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Photo of the Day: Kim Wins the Steelhead Derby. . .Again.

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Kim has a habit of catching the best fish of the trip, no matter where she is.
Photo by Will Lillard

Our office manager/guide Kim Lawson and I found some time to take a road trip to upstate New York in search of some steelhead. It is a trip we have been meaning to do for several years now, so we hopped in our campervan and headed up to Oak Orchard Creek in western. . .

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Essay: This Is One Kid Who Knows What Fly Fishing Is All About

Written by Max Harkness, age 12


Max Harkness caught this trout at Orvis Sandanona last spring.
Photo courtesy Cynthia Harkness

[Editor’s Note: Proud mom Cynthia Harkness—who works at the Orvis store in Dedham, Massachusetts—sent in this great story, written by her 12-year-old son Max for his first writing assignment for the 6th-grade English class. We present Max’s work here, . . .

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Photos of the Day: Young Guns and Big Rainbows


Miles Oliver caught this beautiful Pennsylvania rainbow his first time fly fishing.
Photo courtesy Miles Oliver

We received a couple of photos of young anglers and big fish this week, so I thought I’d pair them up. It’s great to see the next generation getting excited about. . .

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Photo Essay: Shutdown Brown Trout in Montana

Written by: John McKinnie, Lone Mountain Ranch


The Upper Madison below Earthquake Lake continued to produce when the Yellowstone National Park was off-limits.
Photo courtesy Lone Mountain Ranch

Over the two weeks when the U.S. government was shut down, anglers around the area were frustrated by the closure of Yellowstone National Park. Fall fishing inside the park can provide the opportunity for the fish of a. . .

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Photo Essay: A Colorado Trout Guide in Steelehead Country


Stunning wild steelhead is what the Skeena system is known for, and it didn’t disappoint.
Photo by Mark Shamburg

Though trout season in Colorado is still going strong, Reid Baker of Freestone Outfitters in Denver recently took some time and traveled north to British Columbia to chase steelhead on the world famous Skeena River system. On an ever-dwindling list of. . .

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Casting for Recovery: A Celebration


Mary Jane Edwards (r) & friend celebrate
Photo by CFR

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in celebration of the brave women and men who battle this dreadful disease, we’d like to share with you the remarkable journal of…

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